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The Curious History of Blue City

I am not haunted. Quite the contrary; I bear witness to an exorcism, a liberation from five hundred years of bondage. Blue? The color of grief, it is true, but also the color of healing. My author was a naive soul–some may say a fool. She held to her quixotic […]


You Don’t Need Twelve Million Dollars

…to have an amazing home. In my inbox today: this stunning Malibu home, courtesy of my subscription to Trulia (otherwise known as Crack for Designers.) I am supposed to covet this home. It is owned by actor Matthew Perry and is on sale for a mere $12,500,000. It gives me […]


How To Avoid Being Swallowed

repost from the Practical Bodywork Blog It’s impossible to overstate how big an effect your environment has on your nervous system. Living in urban environments, it’s easy to forget that human beings evolved, literally, in nature. Our nervous systems are attuned to cues that have been in place for millions of […]


How NOT to Hang Art

What’s wrong with this picture? No, it’s not that the center painting is “pornographic” and “a danger to children and vulnerable adults.” It’s the aesthetic cacophony. Friends, there is no better way to have your art installation scream, “I was curated on a shoestring budget and installed in a hallway […]


Historical Object #92DHR: Fish Hooks.

Assemblage class, San Francisco Art Institute, 1992. Darla H., whose days of notoriety were yet to come, asked the class to contribute some hair to her project. I had recently had an epiphany about hair, hacking off my waist-length blonde locks to chin level and dying them blue-black, so I […]